The Trongone Band & The Vegabonds

Road to 420 Fest w/

The Trongone Band & The Vegabonds

Moosetrap

Sat, March 31, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$15

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The Trongone Band
The Trongone Band
Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House”, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the “freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling”, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana scenes.

Formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone with father John Sr on bass, The Trongone Band (tron-GO-knee) has grown from a family affair, playing a weekly sold out residency at Richmond’s Cary Street Cafe, to a full on touring machine with the addition of keyboardist Ben “Wolfe” White and bassist Todd Herrington. In the words of Live for Live Music, “the quartet has come together to create an old-school and all-in-the-family sound reminiscent of The Allman Brothers while still keeping it fresh with their cutting edge original compositions that also infuse funk and blues into the mix.”

Keeping with the homegrown vibe, the band nestled into the woods outside of RVA, tapping into Montrose Recording’s Flickinger console, one of only seven remaining in the world. Known as the console that revolutionized the recording industry in the 60s & 70s, the Flickinger provided the warm sounds that turned into “Keys to the House” and brought to life what MusicFestNews described as “imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in”.

Summer and Fall of 2017 saw The Trongone Band taking “Keys to the House” on the road while touring in support of Americana stalwarts Reckless Kelly, American Aquarium and Cris Jacobs. Having graced the stages of Virginia’s Roosterwalk, Tennessee’s Riverbend Music Festival, Florida’s Riverhawk Festival, West Virginia’s Deep Roots Mountain Revival and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Festival, the band is primed for a busy 2018 festival season. This four-piece ensemble may not all be related, but with a chemistry so emphatically discernible, it's fair to call them brothers.
The Vegabonds
The Vegabonds
With a swagger reminiscent of the Black Crowes and a tight musicianship that will have you drawing comparisons to everyone from Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers, Nashville-based rock band THE VEGABONDS are just getting started. A mix of different musical interests laid the groundwork for the band’s debut album, Dear Revolution, and its follow-up, Southern Sons.

Both albums received critical acclaim, and after multiple songs splashed onto independent music charts (“Shaky Hands” climbed all the way to the top spot on the IAIRA indie music chart), the band promptly took their songs on the road.

2013 saw the release of the the band's third studio recording, entitled RCA Studio B for the historic Nashville, TN studio where it was recorded.

As one of the hardest-working bands in the southeast, THE VEGABONDS have won over thousands of fans by maintaining an exhaustive touring schedule. Hundreds of shows and two European tours later, the band finds itself on the brink of a global takeover. The band’s high-energy, guitar-driven brand of rootsy rock & roll has made them a favorite across the globe, and the next year promises to be a breakout one for the band on a national stage.
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com